This is the story of our adventures -- every day and extraordinary; our dreams -- tiny and grand; our gardens -- ornamental and sustaining; this is the story of our journey.  We are a family of four living a mindful, simple life here in Los Angeles County.  We are green, conscious, and forward thinking.  We keep an eye on the past because some of the best things have already been done and bear repeating.  Walk and talk with us, have a glass of wine, taste a peach or a tomato, blow some bubbles and watch them drift up over the canyon ridge.  Enjoy!

Friday, January 2, 2009

Happy New Year!

We just returned from almost 6 weeks at the cabin in Blairsden. We had Thanksgiving, Alex's birthday, and Christmas there. And got about 2 feet of snow over the duration! Gam came up twice so we had some nice family time too. The girls had a blast -- we cut our own Christmas tree off the property, sledded and snowboarded our hills, visited a local playground and made friends, did some home renovations, took out about 3 dozen trees that were too close to the house, and, believe it not, mostly relaxed together. I think the girls came home happier, and EASIER, than they were before left -- I think the benefit of not having internet or telephone to distract mama and daddy in addition to no television!

Many, many photos to tell the tale! Here is a start:

Thanksgiving (and some good "before shots" of the cabin). You can see Greggie dressed for the occasion appropriately, as usual.

At the playground:

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